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Overhead Door's Mullion System: MetLife Stadium Case

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Aug 5, 2020 5:57:50 PM

Overhead Door's Mullion System:
MetLife Stadium Case

The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC has had the honor of working on several interesting, yet challenging projects. One of the more unique locations is the home of our two hometown NFL teams--the Giants & Jets. MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, is an impressive structure that not only serves as a football stadium, but is also used for concerts and other events.

There was one major problem with the stadium, however. It had no opening that was large enough to allow Monster trucks to drive into the facility. Monster truck rallies are huge events that attract big crowds, so being able to utilize the stadium for this purpose is a big deal! Luckily, those in charge decided to call us and see if we could help solve this problem.

Monster Truck

Previously, there was a situation where the current doors were neither tall enough or wide enough to drive these massive vehicles into the stadium. Since the rallies are infrequent events, it was not possible to simply take out the adjacent doors, and no "out-of-the-box" solution was available.

Some creativity was needed in creating a custom solution for this situation. Essentially, we removed the two rolling doors that already existed and instead installed two individual 8' x 14' RSX rolling steel 625 series doors. In addition to the doors themselves, we installed an intermediate mullion. If both doors are placed in the up position, the mullion can be disengaged and rolled away to create the 16' x 14 opening needed for those large monster trucks.

Before and After Photos from Mullion System in MetLife Stadium

While this was a custom solution, it was completed using Overhead Door Company parts. The only parts we fabricated ourselves were the steel floor plates to perfectly engage the cane bolts of the mullion. The powers-that-be at the stadium were very happy with the overhead door we created and we have since used this in other situations. 

This video shows you how the installed Mullion System works:

Overhead Doors Mullion System MetLife Stadium Case

This door is a simple, streamlined solution that opens up a number of possibilities for Metlife Stadium--including making it easier to bring in the sets and supplies needed for an event as large as the 2014 Super Bowl.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

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Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on May 12, 2020 11:17:00 AM

Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Your rolling service doors are some of the most used and most underappreciated pieces of equipment in your facility. Every business has different needs and expectations when it comes to service doors, parking garage doors, or other types of overhead doors. Some businesses need a door that fits in with a particular architectural style, some companies value security and still others require a temperature-resistant overhead door. However, another important need is the need for speed. 

Rytec Spiral Aluminum high-speed doors

High-Speed Doors

A high-speed door is a great investment for many facilities. Faster opening and closing times on high-speed doors can make a facility more secure, reduce heating or cooling loss and prevent airflow, which can damage certain merchandise. In addition, when you are not stuck waiting for a slow door to open and close, you save time that you can use for other more important tasks around your property. 



Our high-speed doors offer the perfect balance between speed, high performance, durability and style.

 

Choosing the right service door for your structure is a big decision, but a high-speed door can be the ideal solution in many cases. 

When it comes to all your door needs, you are never alone. If you have any further questions on high-speed doors or other types of service doors and accessories, call The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC. One of our experts will be happy to discuss your needs and help you choose the right solution for your business. 

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

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Rolling Steel Doors or Sectional Doors: Which One's Better?

Posted by Wendell Daguno on Mar 9, 2014 10:16:00 PM

You just moved in to a new place and noticed that your garage door needed replacement.  You searched the internet for the best garage door provider in the area and a lot of companies appeared then realized that you also have the option to choose either a rolling door or a sectional door. But which one is better? A rolling garage door or a sectional garage door? Which among the providers is the best? This article will help you with your choices and enlighten you between the differences of a rolling door and a sectional door.

  Although they are sometimes considered to be interchangeable, there are dramatic differences between Rolling Steel doors and Sectional Doors. Some of these differences are based on materials, durability, installation and pricing. But before we come to a conclusion of which one’s the better option, let’s take a look at these differences.

 Rolling Steel Doors are metal slatted doors that roll up to store in coil above the opening. They are used to provide security against entry or weather protection at exterior and interior openings in industrial, commercial, institutional and other buildings. They are also called overhead coiling doors or service doors while Sectional garage doors are normally made from much lighter gauge materials. For example, the 24” tall panels are typically 24 gauge or nominal 24 gauge, where rolling steel curtains are made of individual 3” tall slats of 22 to 18 gauge material. The guides of a commercial sectional garage door are typically roll-formed 16 or 14 gauge, where rolling steel guides are typically made from 3/16” to 1/2” thick structural steel angles.

Rolling Steel DoorsRolling Steel Door

Heavy duty commercial/industrial grade Rolling Steel Doors are built to last the lifetime of the building with very little cost of maintenance, where sectional garage doors typically have a life expectancy of only a few years with significant maintenance cost.

  Sectional garage doors typically float up and overhead into the building while heavy duty Rolling Steel Door are mounted to the face of the wall and supported by the vertical wall and require no connection to the ceiling or roof structure. Sectional garage doors are typically mounted to the vertical face of the wall, but the horizontal track must be supported from the ceiling or roof structure. 

Sectional Steel DoorSectional Door

  And lastly, sectional doors may cost less than rolling steel doors but overtime, heavy duty rolling steel doors may save more as you will have to spend less service and maintenance on it.

                    

  In summary, rolling steel doors are of heavier duty and sustainable construction. Also, Rolling Steel Doors have mounting advantages that make them uniquely suitable for specific applications. 

   Meanwhile, if you are looking for the best doormen in the area, you are in the right place!

Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC has been in business of changing doors since 1981 and has built quite a reputation on some ground breaking installation projects such as New Meadowlands Stadium, NY Yankee Stadium, NY Mets Stadium  , Meadowlands Xanadu Mall to name a few. We live by our core values and we ensure that we keep our customers moving forward!

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

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Overhead Door's RapidGrille Model 676 Offers Quality & Dependability

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jan 4, 2014 6:54:00 PM

RapidGrille Model 676 

The Advanced Performance Security Grille offers excellent performance for commercial and industrial customers who have been searching for something sturdy, safe, high quality and low maintenance.

Every client's security grille needs are different, but this new product developed by Overhead Door can be useful for a wide variety of business, including parking garages, loading docks, performance venues, manufacturing facilities or retail businesses -- basically anywhere that a client needs to make a location secure but also wants a grilled that's safe yet simple, and easy to minimize when it's not needed.

advanced performance grille 676

RapidGrille Model 676

Some of the state-of-the-art features of the new product include:

  • A spring-less design which can minimize the need for routine maintenance. Wear and tear from regular openings and closings can be commonly seen with spring-loaded grilles.
  • Exceptional safety features that include a built-in stop brake that prevents uncontrolled travel plus several sets of sensors plus a reverse motor, which can all prevent damage and entrapment.
  • A 2-year limited warranty on door components and a 5-year limited warranty on the motor.
  • High-quality construction which includes high-strength links, galvanized solid-steel rods, plus aluminum links and spacer tubes.
  • A high-cycle drive and gear system that's always smooth and doesn't jerk or jolt while the grille is in operation or when it begins or ends its cycle.

RapidGrille Model 676 customers can choose a straight lattice pattern or optional brick pattern, and can also select a complete steel curtain; a powder-coated curtain; or a grille which contains aluminum links and spacer tubes.

Grille controls and operation details can be found right at your fingertips, in the form of an interactive panel that displays info about the opening and closing cycle, a closing timer, plus any helpful system diagnostics.

Foeng Tjong, Overhead Door's commercial product manager for rolling products, said the Model 676 has been engineered to perform at high levels over long periods of time.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com 

You can read more about our security grilles here. 

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

 

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Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Dec 14, 2013 4:31:00 PM

Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

When choosing the best loading dock lights to protect your facility there are a few different key factors to keep in mind. To ensure that you are getting the proper dock lights at the best price follow these helpful tips.

Loading Dock Lights

 

Know your type:

  • The Folding Arm - With it's incredible design, construction and performance, the Tri Lie loading dock light offers flexibility at a great price. You can choose from a 40 inch or 60 inch extension to illuminate a greater area.
Adjustable Folding Arm Single Strut   SDL 1
The Folding Arm - Loading Dock Light
 
  • The Double Strut - When looking for a stronger model that can hold in a horizontal position the Double Strut model is your best bet. This design features bronzed sintered barings for all rotating points, 1 1/2 inch 14 gauge square tubing that will easily prevent sagging and easily adjustable pivot friction to help hold any position. The safety-yellow finish on the lamp head and struts offer an extra level of protection as well.
Loading Dock Lights - Double StrutThe Double Strut - Loading Dock Light
 
  • High Pressure Sodium - To get more light out of the same sources or to use fewer lamps to achieve a similar illumination, The Overhead Door Company offers all of our dock lights with a high pressure sodium head upgrade. These heads give you a whopping 500w of power and up to 24,000 hours of life with an energy usage of just 50w. You can easily conserve energy and save money all at the same time.
Loading Dock Lights - High Pressure Sodium
High-Pressure Sodium - Loading Dock Light
 
  • Fan Accessory - It's also a good idea to add the convenience of air cooling to intensely warm work areas on all DL series lights.  
Loading Dock Lights - Fan Accessory
Fan Accessory for Loading Dock Lights


For all of your loading dock equipment needs you can count on The Overhead Door Company to provide the best options on the market at an unbeatable value. We offer equipment and services for help with loading dock maintenance, shipping dock lights, loading dock repair and much more. 

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

 

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